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While our abilities to go to work and school, gather with friends and loved ones and participate in other social activities outside the home are restricted, some of us may find ourselves experiencing cabin fever.

Cabin fever isn’t a real medical diagnosis, but experiencing negative emotions, restlessness, irritability and boredom associated with restricted movement and confinement can feel real enough. Jamie M. Gannon, PhD, clinical psychologist at UC San Diego Health, offers seven tips to ease emotional strain during this difficult time.

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